Pownal Elementary School

Welcome to the new school year!

If you need a copy of the 2014-15 school calendar, you can pick one up in the office or click on this link.

Daylight Savings Time
It's time to set those clocks BACK! Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday morning (2:00 AM), November 2nd, so remember to set your clocks back one hour. We want everyone to arrive at school on time on Monday morning.

A "BIG BRAD" Thank You!
We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone that helped PES and IMPACT host another successful year of the Monster Trails, Big Brad Race!

It is the donations of time and food that allow us to make this fundraising event possible every year. There was a great selection of donated food and drinks available. Volunteers worked hard to make sure the food was warm and ready to be served; not an easy task with the cold temperatures and bone chilling wind. This kind of spirit, dedication and involvement by PES families and friends is great to see.

A big "thank you" to Meghan, Robin and Lisa who got up before the roosters crowed and were at the school at 4 AM to help set up for the race.

Again, we would like to thank everyone who donated food or took time out of their busy schedules to mae this happen. Last yar, with your help, IMPACT raised $1700.00 that was put toward school events and the needs of our teachers and students! We will announce this year's donation amount from the Monster Trails some time before winter break.

Without your support this would not be possible, so once again . . .
Thank you for your support!
Tonya Leveille, IMPACT

It's Hannaford Dollars Time
You will find a flyer with the last newsletter from Hannaford showing you many of the items that, when purchased, will give you Hannaford Dollars. This is a coupon that you will get with your regular sales receipt. Either return it to the office at school or drop it in the box at the Yarmouth Hannaford store that will be marked Pownal School. It should be near the customer service counter. Make sure if you return it that you put it in the Pownal School box. This promotion runs from August 30th through December 6th. It's great to see how much money can be earned through this and, again, it goes right back to great things for our STUDENTS!

Mad Science
Another crazy session of Mad Science is beginning on Monday, October 27th! If you have signed up, the session will be in the Art Room from 3:05 to 4:05 PM. This session is titled "Take a Bit Out of Science." Have fun!


Grade 4 Swim Sessions Begins
This next session for Grade 4 students will begin on November 6th. Their dates are Nov. 6, 13, 20, and Dec. 4 and 11. Please help your son/daughter to remember their towels, suits and swim cap (if required).


The next IMPACT meeting will be on November 4th at 6 PM. Try to attend!

Marie Wendt is looking for some collaboration to bring Culture Club back. If you are interested in working on this committee, contact Meghan MacDonald at impactpes@hotmail.com.

Thanks to all of you who provided delicious meals for the Parent-Teacher Conferences.

IMPACT will not be having a January citrus sale due to order-date conflicts, but be on the lookout for the Spring sale!

Don't forget to pick up your CLYNK bags in the office.

Do you have any talents/hobbies to share with students and/or teachers at PES? If so, contact Heather Hyatt, our Volunteer COmmunity Outreach Coordinator at impactpes@hotmail.com.

More information will be coming on future fundraising and fun events, Nutcracker Performance, Citrus Sales and more.

Impact meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 PM. This is a new time so mark your calendars. Keep watching for information and events that IMPACT will be doing this new school year and try to attend the meetings so you can be a part of the activities at PES!

Just some reminders:

If you shop at amazon.com and use the amazon link on the pes.rsu5.org web page, Impact will receive 10% of your purchase price. Bookmark this link to make it easier!

Clynk bags are available in the office for your Maine returnables.

Boxtops for Education” - We continue to collect Boxtops from General Mills products. As you save them, you can just drop them off at the office.The money earned from these boxtops go towards extra classroom needs, student rewards and other school-wide items.

Amazon.com Fundraiser :  If you are shopping online at Amazon,com. this season,  please go to the Pownal School website first and click on the link to Amazon.com.  When you do this, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to our school.  It's an easy fundraiser for our school if you're shopping anyway.  Bookmark the site as a favorite and you can skip the stop of going to the school website first.  Thanks

Looking for a new book to read ?  Bring in a book you've recently read to swap for a new-to-you book!  There is a bookcase in the computer lab where you can leave your book and choose a new book to read.  This is ongoing so feel free to bring in books at any time and help yourself to a new one.  Please only bring in books that are suitable for ages 5 – 12 (no board books or similar infant books)

Toner Cartridge Recycling Drop off your used toner and ink cartridges on the printer table in the computer lab. These get taken to Staples for recycling, and we get $2 credit for each one returned.